Get Checked!!

If you think you may have type 2 make a Dr appt and GET CHECKED!!  I had 5 out of these 7 symptoms and I was still stubborn going in.  It took 3 extra months of feeling horrible but I really did think I was ill because of my sick new born not because I had diabetes. Now I know different and I want everyone to be tested if they have any of these symptoms.  The sooner you know the sooner you can get treatment and the sooner you will start feeling better.

 

 

I love my new water bottle!!!

Nothing motivates us more to visit the gym than those Olympians wearing gold medals around their necks. To be as successful as an Olympian you need to put in the work and stay hydrated! Contigo’s AUTOSEAL Chill water bottle is a necessity when it comes to staying hydrated at the gym. This 24-ounce insulated bottle can keep liquids cold for up to 28 hours! That’s enough time to hit the gym and run home to watch the highly anticipated Speed Skating or Alpine Skiing events.

I love my Contigo Autoseal Chill water bottle!!  Thank you Contigo for sending them my way.  My son thinks its pretty dang cool as well.  We both use it for the gym, work and all other activities.  I love it because the challenge I am doing calls for drinking 1 gallon of water a day until I got my water bottle.  It really helps me get my water in…  Another big plus is how cold my water stays!!  Such a awesome feature!!

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New Year, New You~ 2018

Fresh starts are great and with 2018 here  it’s time to think about what you want for the coming year.

Did you know!!  Jan, 2018, millions  will arise ready to go and be so excited about there goal of getting fit.   Sad but true by the end of January, a whopping 95% of those people will  have failed at those New Year’s resolutions for one reason or another.  We are not going to let you be one of those 95% not this year!!  THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!!!!

if it’s 10, 30, 60 pounds or even more you want to take off how are you going to do it??
Here are some simple tips to get you started in the right direction.

1. Write it down!! Write it down!!  I can’t stress this enough!!

Map out how you are going to reach your goal. Set goals you can reach. I really do believe if your goals are not written down they are just dreams. When you write them down and put them somewhere you can see them it will set off events that will change your life.

2. Join a support group.

Weight does not just come off. You have to work hard and will need to be accountable. Join a support group where others are striving to reach weight loss goals. Take off pounds sensibly has worked for me. I also have many friends that have been to Overeaters Anonymous. You can find help in face to face meetings or on-line.

3. Make a vision board!

You need to have a clear vision of your goals!  You can feel free to let your imagination wonder as you create your future on this board.  This will help you create what you want from the inside and you can see it daily.

You will need a poster board. You can add sayings and pictures cut out from magazines. Healthy foods, Pictures of people near your ideal weight or even a picture of yourself at your ideal weight. Don’t hold back. You can put pictures that represent you and your dreams. Envision yourself and your new life and make this vision board all about your future.
Now place your board you will see it every day. If you look at it daily it will leave a imprint in your subconscious mind and you will make your board into reality.

4. It’s back to to the basics with eating. Eating healthy and often is the key.

During the holidays it is easy to get out of the habit of eating right. Get rid of the junk food.   6 small meals a day!!  Click here to see a sample of what I eat and how I lost the 100 pounds!

5. You will need to exercise.

Get a workout DVD. There are so many good ones your selection is endless.  If you live locally You will  love taking classes from Elevate Mind and Body studio You can pay as you go or sign up for 5,10, or monthly unlimited classes.  Great price and a wonderful studio also it’s so fun to be with others while getting fit and there is that show up accountability.

Most important thing to remember is consistency is everything. Working out as often as possible will bring great results.

6.  Most of all believe in yourself.

You can do anything you set your mind to if you believe in yourself.  Join me on Facebook to get motivated and stay motivated and to share what is working for you!  We are in this together!!  Click here “Get up and Get Moving” on Facebook

Holiday Fit Tips

Happy Holiday’s Everyone!! Here are some great tips to get you through the rest of the month. 🙂

Fit tip #1 ~ OK we are into December. Big eating month for sure. It’s OK to enjoy little goodies but work for them. Make sure you get your workouts in so you can feel great. Also when you exercise you won’t feel like eating big amounts of Junk food. Work hard and don’t let this month get you down. You can take control and make healthy choices.

Fit tip #2 Drink 1 10 oz glass of water 20 min before each meal.  This will help you feel full and you will be less tempted to overeat.

Fit tip #3    if you are invited to bring a side dish to a Christmas party bring a vegetable platter. Snack on your own platter enough to get a bit full then eat a small amount of the other items on the table. This will save you a load of calories and you wont feel guilt at all !! 🙂

Fit tip #4  Do not starve yourself to think your saving your calories for the big bash. This can unleash the hungry beast and you will overeat , pig out or just darn right eat everything in sight. Instead make sure you eat and drink enough during the day so when you get to the party you can choose wisely.

Fit Tip #5  Water, Water and More water. With Winter coming the weather can be so dry. Water is so good for our skin. Also drinking a glass before each meal can really aid in helping you not overeat. Be good to yourself. At least get 8 but up to 10 8 oz glasses of water a day. 🙂

Fit Tip #6
Consider giving the gift of fitness to yourself and loved ones. Here are a few ideas for gifts.
Fitness resistance balls or a Fitbit!!  I love mine!!!  Click here to check the one I have out. I love the  Fitbit Charge 2

Fit Tip #7  If you find yourself getting loads of holiday treats as gifts making there way to your house Re-gift them. You don’t have to eat everything that comes to your home this month you can even Take home-baked goods to a homeless shelter. Also a tip from being a fire fighters daughter take treats to the fire stations. They will for sure love them. 🙂

Fit Tip #8 I have to give this tip over and over because it is one that many struggle with. Drink Your Water. Research has shown that when people drink more water they really do eat fewer calories during the day it will keep that full feeling so you wont overeat. Also with dry weather it so good for your skin. So keep drinking. Take a paper out and leave it where you will see it mark it throughout the day so you know your are getting your min of 10 8 0z glasses a day!! Drink UP!! It’s good for you… 🙂

Fit tip #9 Understand that Being Healthy is a Lifestyle.  If you really want some good changes you really need to take change seriously.  Having a good combo will make for success.  Proper sleep, Good nutrition, and daily physical activity.  Use exercise to deal with holiday stress.  It works!!  It really works!!

Fit tip # 10 Holidays can be hard but with variety and moderation you can get through them without weight gain. Focus on eating lot’s of veggies during the day in between your meals and also if you have a slip and eat some junk don’t be to hard on yourself. Just get back on track the next meal. Stay motivated knowing you want to enjoy the holidays but everything in moderation!! 🙂

Fit tip #11 I track what I ate on Everyday health my calorie counter. Click here to go to Everyday Health Calorie Counter.
Having this as a tool.. Give it a try and stay accountable
Read the stories of many that have lost weight using this simple tool. I was blessed to be one of the users they featured but there are so many success stories.  Click  here to see Calorie Counter Success Stories.

Fit tip #12  Take a 10 minute you break each day.  Holidays can bee so stressful and YOU breaks are needed.  Set or lay in a comfortable position.  Take so nice deep breaths.  Inhale in nice and slowly than breath out through your nose slowly.  I have really had to do this regularly when I am stressed with my asthma.  But it can help with any of life stresses.  So be good to yourself and give yourself a few relaxing minutes each day to do this

Fit Tip #13  OK, so you can’t get in a workout today.   I preach not to skip them so just get your exercise in while on your errands, shopping  for Christmas.  Park far away from the store or mall.  Walk at a brisk pace in and out to your car.  While baking take a 5 to 10 min brake and do some push-ups and sit-ups. Instead of driving to see all the lights in your neighborhood take a family walk and enjoy the lights with the ones you love.  At night you could grab the kids and do Wii just dance.  We always have a blast doing this and its a fun way to enjoy time with your family.

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